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The consequences of not having a strategic workforce plan

Posted by David Ballinger on Sep 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There's a big difference between understanding what strategic workforce planning is and deciding that it's necessary for your company.

The concept of strategic workforce planning (SWP) didn't gain much attention until the 2000s, and career professionals have differing perceptions of and opinions on it. Some professionals find the idea of strategic workforce planning to be quite obvious while others view it as superfluous,

Whether you're leaning toward one of these extremes or you're living in no-man's-land and avoiding the idea altogether, it's time to take a closer look at strategic workforce planning and uncover the consequences of not implementing it at your company.

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Tags: Human Resources

Understanding strategic workforce planning

Posted by David Ballinger on Sep 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Strategic Workforce Planning is a common industry term among HR professionals. Often abbreviated SWP, strategic workforce planning is primarily about structuring your workforce in a way that helps you accomplish your company's mission and goals.

Let's take a closer look at what exactly that means.

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Tags: Human Resources

Should I be outsourcing payroll?

Posted by David Ballinger on Aug 20, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Do you ever ask yourself why you're doing payroll? Obviously, your employees depend on their paychecks, but why are you the one cutting those paychecks?

Many times, payroll falls into the lap of the most qualified person who has the least time to do it. Whether you're a busy CEO or an overwhelmed HR manager, payroll doesn't belong on your plate by default. In addition to having a heavy work load, here are some reasons you should consider outsourcing payroll to a professional payroll management service:

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Tags: Payroll Management

Payroll tips from an HR consulting company

Posted by David Ballinger on Aug 13, 2018 8:56:55 AM

Payroll can be the most complicated part of running a successful business, but it doesn't have to be. If your company does not have a payroll management service to handle payroll activities, then that means you're essentially juggling the job on your own, and we want to help.

Here are some tips and suggestions that will make all the tasks leading up to payday a lot less stressful.

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Tags: Payroll Management

What does a payroll service company actually do?

Posted by David Ballinger on Aug 6, 2018 9:25:14 AM

Payday — whether it's once a month or once a week, it's a day that every employee looks forward to and counts on.

For an employer that manages payroll independently, payday isn't necessarily enjoyable. Payday requires a lot of time — perhaps even more time than it's worth. 

If you're wondering what it would be like to have a payroll management service handle your company's payroll, let us tell you.

Here's what a payroll service company does...

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Tags: Human Resources, Payroll Management

Questions to ask an HR provider in Upstate, SC before outsourcing

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're looking into outsourcing an HR provider for your company in Upstate South Carolina, this is a necessary time to ask essential questions.

Here are a few basic questions you should be asking potential consulting companies before you decide to outsource them for your HR needs.

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Tags: Human Resources, Staffing Agency

Tips for selecting an HR consulting company

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Some companies make the jump quickly; others try various approaches before coming to the same conclusion: They need to hire an HR consulting company.

Regardless of how or when you arrive at this conclusion, it's important that when you do, you select the right people to do the job.

Human resource management is no easy task, and the people who do it should not only be qualified, but also have the ability to connect with your employees. Take our advice on selecting an HR consulting company to partner with your business.

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Tags: Human Resources

What is Servant Leadership?

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Leadership styles can vary as drastically as the individuals who lead. While some styles result in met goals, others fail miserably. Some leadership approaches spur employees toward success, and others shrink their confidence.

Regardless of your experiences under leadership or your typical approach to leading, it's time to learn about one leadership style that's both effective and often overlooked. It's called Servant Leadership. 

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Tags: Human Resources, Staffing Agency

Benefits of outsourcing your HR department

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Human resources is a demanding job. HR managers are expected to be experts in a field that changes consistently.

With all of the time, knowledge, energy and resources required of an HR manager, it sometimes feels like you're searching for someone superhuman to run your human resources department. Only a superhuman could possibly step into a position like HR without experiencing burnout six months in, right?

Not necessarily.

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Tags: Human Resources

How to prevent workplace harassment

Posted by David Ballinger on Jun 19, 2018 8:37:00 AM

With the eruption of the Me Too Movement last year, workplace harassment has become a more familiar topic than it ever has been.

While the recent news coverage on the subject could never transform this into an easy topic to discuss, these events are evidence that it is, at the very least, a necessary one.

For that reason, we'd like to equip you with ways your company can proactively fight workplace harassment.

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Tags: Human Resources

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